Sridhar Ramaswamy. GV

Google’s ven­ture arm re­cruits a Har­vard/Tesaro vet to help plant the seeds for a sec­ond on­col­o­gy R&D rev­o­lu­tion

On­col­o­gy R&D has been ex­plod­ing over the past 5 years, and now Google’s ven­ture arm is prepar­ing to place a few ex­plo­sives to help with the rev­o­lu­tion — re­ly­ing on a new re­cruit in the Cam­bridge/Boston branch to as­sist in fos­ter­ing the move­ment.

Eight months af­ter the high-pro­file sci­en­tist and Agios founder David Schenkein start­ed his third ca­reer act in biotech, team­ing up with Kr­ish­na Yesh­want as a gen­er­al part­ner in charge of the life sci­ences port­fo­lio at GV, they’re bring­ing on board their sec­ond en­tre­pre­neur-in-res­i­dence to help strate­gize their ap­proach to in­vest­ing in can­cer re­search. And he has some deep ex­pe­ri­ence in the on­col­o­gy field.

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